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Multiple bomb blasts killed 3 people at NNPC depot, Maiduguri

Scene of the bomb blast. Photo credit: premiumtimes


Multiple bomb blasts killed 3 people at NNPC depot, Maiduguri

Maiduguri, Borno State capital early Friday was hit by multiple bomb blasts leaving at least three people dead.

The attacks were carried out by suspected suicide bombers around the NNPC depot on Damboa Road, Maiduguri, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports.

“Our men are still working at the scene,” NAN quoted Borno State police command’s spokesman, Victor Isuku,Mr. Isuku as saying.

A witness, Abubakar Kaumi, told journalists at the scene that the blast occurred around 3 a.m.

“A woman suspected to be a suicide bomber walking alongside two girls came round the depot.

“They detonated their explosives near some petrol tankers parked there, and destroyed the three vehicles.

“Gladly, nobody was closed by, so, only the three bombers died,” Mr. Kaumi said.

An official of the National Emergency Management Agency( NEMA), Abdul Ibrahim, also confirmed the report.

“Three suspected suicide bombers detonated their explosives along Damboa road, Maiduguri, in the early hours of Friday, destroying three petrol tankers parked near the NNPC depot,’’ Mr. Ibrahim said